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I broke the tip top on my Denali Rosewood rod. Does anyone know the size so I can replace it? I don't wanna have to buy a bunch of different sizes.

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The replacement size you need depends on how much of the rod broke off. To determine the right size you’ll have to measure the end of the rod. Do you still have the tip top? If it broke off very close to the tip, I’ve had luck drilling out the tip top and glueing it back on. 

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Ring sizes are mm and the tube sizes are measured in 64ths of an inch...

 

You can measure the rod at the tip with a caliper and do some basic math.  Almost guaranteed you'll be in between sizes so buy the next size up and with a drop of hot melt, you'll be back in business. 

 

So if you measure 0.086" you are in between 5.5/64 and 6/64 so order your top with in size 6.  

 

 

 

Alternatively, if you just broke it right at the tip, you may be able to reuse the top by heating it up and removing the pc of rod tip.  Worth a quick check since it would save you time and money of ordering replacements. 

 

 

 

 

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Or.....take the rod to a local tackle shop and have done for about $5-$7.

Tom

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The ceramic insert broke inside the guide. The blank itself is in perfect condition.

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4 hours ago, Chance_Taker4 said:

The ceramic insert broke inside the guide. The blank itself is in perfect condition.

Gently heat the tip with a lighter, and pull off the tip while twisting, then take it to a shop and they can match it up. You might as well have them glue it while you are there, but if you want to do it yourself, all you need is tip glue, which is basically just hot gun glue. They sell a plastic or metal jig for a few dollars that takes the guess work out of sizing tips and rods. We keep it and a bunch of tips around. Salt water fishing can be tough on tips, and fresh water rods seem to need a tip at the most inopportune moments. I gotta do my 6'6" MH chatter rod as we speak.

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On 7/11/2018 at 12:06 PM, WRB said:

Or.....take the rod to a local tackle shop and have done for about $5-$7.

Tom

Got a saltwater rod passed down to me from a family friend. It’s only worth is sentimental. First time I used it, I managed to close the tip in a door on the way out. Completely destroyed it. Cost me $5 at my local tackle shop to get it replaced. Took about 10 minutes, which I spent looking at and buying some lures. Come to think of it, maybe it should have only taken a minute or two and they just know me too well by now...

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On 7/11/2018 at 12:06 PM, WRB said:

Or.....take the rod to a local tackle shop and have done for about $5-$7.

Tom

This is what I do for most tip breaks. Have repaired a few myself,

but with those that are somewhere in between, best to let the pro

do it...IMHO.

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On 7/11/2018 at 12:06 PM, WRB said:

Or.....take the rod to a local tackle shop and have done for about $5-$7.

Tom

 

I wish I could find a place that would do it for $5-$7.  My local shop wanted $30 plus the cost of the guide/insert.  I told them they were nuts. 

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On 7/14/2018 at 4:30 PM, FishTank said:

 

I wish I could find a place that would do it for $5-$7.  My local shop wanted $30 plus the cost of the guide/insert.  I told them they were nuts. 

For a tip top?!? I could see a guide since it have to be rewraped and epoxied but not for a tip.

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